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America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.

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Address: 420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 226 1710
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Lots of history for the car buff!

My husband's company had their annual party here - and I was very pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was! I am not even a car buff. There is a lot of agricultural and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband's company had their annual party here - and I was very pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was! I am not even a car buff. There is a lot of agricultural and automotive history here. The vehicles are well maintained, the museum spacious and clean. Centrally located near downtown - great for an afternoon visit.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are into old classic cars with a lot of history this is a place to go. Although they need to put more information regarding their car collections so even if you didn't get a personal tour (i was lucky enough that they were not busy and got a one on one tour) you will learn/know more about the... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a special trip to visit the Packard Museum after touring the US Air Force Museum. The Packard Museum in OUTSTANDING. As others have written, the museum is located in the actual Packard dealership building from "days gone by". The location has been refurbished and the 40 or so cars are on display throughout. The employees/volunteers are very helpful... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

See the cars preferred by gangsters and generals and tycoons! You will be amazed and pleased to spend a few hours in this gem of a museum!

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the Packard automobile was very interesting. The 30 minuete video was very informotive. Well worth the time. I especially enjoyed the last custom made blue sedan made for AL Capone. They also offer rides in a Packard for $25. Located in an old Packard dealership downtown. Admission was $5 for ANA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find. Lots of classic Packards and memorabilia. Race cars, classic sedans and even a hearse. Lot of history and great cars to see.

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Thank Terry N
Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you love cars, do NOT miss this. BEAUTIFUL Packards, knowledgeable and friendly volunteers! There are one of a kind automobiles here and all of the cars are beautiful, accessible, and historic!!

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Hobart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

IF you are into old cars and luxurious ones, go here! This is housed in what was actually a Packard service station/dealership. Not only beautiful packards but signs, motors, misc, all part of Packard. The docent who took us around was so well informed and friendly and interesting. We saw Maurice Chevalier's black Packard and Perry Como's red one. These... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Located in historic downtown Dayton, the Packard museum is a unique slice of brand-specific car heaven. It's not a fancy museum, but it does have an excellent selection of historical Packards and Packard descendants. There's even a touch of aviation history; which is appropriate, as Dayton is the birthplace of aviation.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful cars and lots of history about Packard. Watch the film it has a lot of history about the company and the cars. It was interesting to see they were also involved in aviation and the navy during the war years. The story of the demise is also sad.

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